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Can you sue your chiropractor for malpractice?

Chiropractors, although not medical doctors, may still be sued for injuries a patient suffers at their hands. In most jurisdictions, negligence or liability lawsuits that are filed against chiropractors are no different than ones filed against physicians. They all are classified as falling into a category referred to as medical malpractice.

How poor hearing has been shown to cause many medical errors

A recent study conducted by researchers at Cork School of Medicine suggests that many medical errors may need to be reassessed. They found that doctors are blamed far too often for patients' worsening health conditions when it's really the fault of the patient for not properly following his or her doctor's orders.

The top 2 reasons patients file medical malpractice cases

A recently published study suggests that delayed diagnoses are the No. 1 reason patients sue doctors for medical malpractice. The study, which was conducted by the Royal College of Surgeons, evaluated hundreds of cases of medical malpractice across Australia, France, Canada and the United States.

Franciscan Hospital settles a malpractice case for $15 million

Chicago Height's Franciscan St. James Health, which was sued by a Sauk Village family in 2013, has finally reached a settlement in a medical malpractice case that was filed against it. They will pay the victim $15 million to cover future medical expenses associated with her brain damage.

Communication problems that give way to medical malpractice cases

One of the main reasons we hear about so few medical malpractice cases in the news is due to the fact that most cases are settled outside of court. In fact, only 7 percent of all cases actually ever make it in front of a jury. In cases in which they do, doctors risk having their wrongdoing exposed to the public. This can have a significant impact on their reputations and ability to earn a living.

Dental procedures most apt to result in you suing your dentist

When a patient has a dental emergency, such as an impacted tooth, locked jaw or gum pain, it makes it difficult for him or her to think of anything else. That's because it restricts them from participating in many everyday functional tasks such as talking or eating. While, ideally as patients, we want to be able to get a quick fix for what ails us, when it comes to dental procedures, there's a lot that can go wrong in trying to do so.

Lexington Health Care of Orland Park sued for resident's death

A Chicago woman recently filed a lawsuit against Lexington Health Care Center in Orland Park for injuries her male relative received while residing at the nursing home. She alleges that the man's fatal injuries resulted from a fall that took place while the man resided at the facility. She also claims that his death could have been avoided had the nursing home's staff provided the man with proper care.

Woman attributes her burnt skin to improper dosage of Lamictal

A 26-year-old Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical manufacturer Glaxo Smith Kline for not having fully disclosed all the risks associated with taking the drug Lamictal. She asserts that the lack of proper labeling of the drug prescribed by her doctor ultimately resulted in unsightly and painful sensitive skin patches all about her body.

Girl wins $23.1 million in Cook County medical malpractice case

The judge presiding over a medical malpractice case involving a 5-year-old Cook County, Illinois, girl awarded her and her family $23.1 million on Monday, May 9, 2017. It's believed a significant portion of this amount will be necessary to provide ongoing care for the young girl who suffered significant health problems because of complications during her birth.

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